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    Crawfish Mirliton (Chayote) Soup

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

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    Jennifer Cross's Note:

    My Cajun mother makes a wonderful mirliton casserole for the holidays that's always a hit. I had a craving for mirliton and crawfish one day, and pieced together this soup from several recipes and a few traditional Cajun cooking methods. Some people prefer to peel and pit mirliton before using them, but the whole fruit is edible. Crawfish tails are usually mostly cooked before being peeled and bagged, but it's best to be on the safe side. Sauteing them first makes sure that they are fully cooked and flavors the butter for the rest of the soup.

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    1. 1
      Stir dried herbs into broth and set aside.
    2. 2
      Saute crawfish tails in butter until warm and cooked through.
    3. 3
      Drain butter and crawfish juice into a pot. Set crawfish aside for later.
    4. 4
      Add onions, garlic, cayenne, and crab boil to butter and cook over low heat until onions are soft.
    5. 5
      Add mirliton and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    6. 6
      Pour broth into pot, cover, and simmer over low heat. 25 minutes for peeled mirliton, and 30 for unpeeled.
    7. 7
      Use a food processor or blender to puree soup.
    8. 8
      Return soup to low heat, and gradually add in crawfish tails. Stir until tails are brought up to the soup's temperature.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 09, 2012

      I just made this last night. I had seen something like this on Drive Ins, Diners and Dives and have been looking for a recipe like it to try. I remember on the show, the guy had put whipping cream in his so at the end, I added app. half a cup to mine and some extra cayenne. I really liked it. It is very different but I love soups and I try to find any way to get veggies in me other than the normal way. I think it would go really good w/ some garlic bread.

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    Nutritional Facts for Crawfish Mirliton (Chayote) Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (293 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 110.0
    Calories from Fat 38
    Total Fat 4.3 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 68.2 mg
    Sodium 436.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 11.9 g

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